The Derry international Piping Festival will present the Uilleann Pipes in three different ways. The community outreach workshops will take traditional music into the heart of communities and re-educate the community on Uilleann Pipes, their history and heritage. The showcase performances will bring master Uilleann pipers to the city to showcase their skills and experience.
A series of master-classes will raise the professionalism of traditional artists by giving access to master musicians, who can pass on their skills and experience. During the festival the instrument will also be taken out into the communities so the Association of Uilleann Pipers can collaborate and exchange with groups, particularly on a cross-community basis.